Terrell Owens just experienced his first L.A. earthquake ... and he's handling it just like we thought he would -- crying.
Moments after a 4.4 shaker rolled through Westwood early Monday morning, T.O. went right to Twitter ... saying, "I'm scared!! Can I get someone to come cuddle with me?! I'm from Alabama, we don't get stuff like this! #earthquake."
T.O. wasn't the first athlete to go through the L.A. rite of passage this morning -- Grant Hill also joined the club ... tweeting, "Just felt my first earthquake tremor in LA... Scary!!!"
But the best reaction had to go to L.A. native Baron Davis -- who wrote, "Hopefully this earthquake will convince a lot people living here,, 2 move back to where they live before... Cutdown traffic #justsaying."